Well even if your job is simply to tease us with a sunny day here and a rising temp there I’ll take it! I can hardly wait till you’re here to stay!
In the mean time I’ll do my part by freshening up the inside of my home in hopes that it beacons you to come quicker and makes you want to stay a while!
I’ve been wanting to add a few new pops of color throughout the house and now is the perfect time! I’m a sucker for a good piece of art work but I tend to fall in love hard and even a huge price tag can’t keep me away! The hubs about killed over when I came home with a $180 picture for the family room a while back! I need to create more of my own works of art to 1. keep from draining my account and 2. Customize it and 3. Get exactly what I want a fraction of the price it could take to fill a wall and get a look I love! and 4. to keep my marriage in the “Happy I love you” zone!
All you need to create a HUGE piece of Wall Art:
- a large piece of your favorite Fabric (Larger Prints work best!)IKEA rocks for great large bold prints by the way!
- Some cut 2″x1″x8′ pine from Home Depot.
- A staple gun
- a few nails
You’ll start by measuring your piece of fabric to determine how you’ll need your wood cut at Home Depot. This is the cheapest, I mean, most affordable part of the project! Each 8 foot piece of Pine is only 89 cents! It takes two so for less then a Large Diet Coke you have the first step done!
Measure your fabric and compensate for the amount of fabric you’ll need to wrap around the edges of the wood frame. Take your measurements with you and ask the cool guy in the orange apron to choppy chop your wood! Good to go!
Come on guys!!!! Yet again….all you non crafty Blue Cricket readers… Bake the hubs some brownies and borrow his staple gun! Get to work and try your hand at a non crafty, no sew project that will make a big statement!
I hung mine in my entry and love the welcoming pop of color! Here’s the before…
1 yard of Wonderland by Momo for Moda $9
2 pieces of wood $ 2
Grand Total: $11
The hubs happily approves!